ARC Review: "The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue" by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.



I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 

THIS BOOK! THIS BOOK! IT WAS AMAZING! A bargain with an ancient force leads a young woman in an immortal journey through time and history as she lives through major events. Victoria Schwab's spectacular storytelling shines through this book, which is by far the best she has written! (not that the others aren't but this one is on the top!)

Addie LaRue wants to escape her life in her 18th-century french village so, in the day of her wedding, she makes a bargain with something that is between a demon and a nature god. But in her bargain, she gets an even more sinister outcome. She is not only immortal but also cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Meaning that when someone turns their eyes away from her she will be forgotten. 

Fast forward to the 21st century when Addie meets Harry the first person, who doesn't forget her when they meet a few times. And from there the story goes back and forth as it explores Addie and her curse, her...growing attachment with Luc, the villain who gets a name and Harry.

The writing was amazing! Filled with emotion, poetic descriptions and a strong sense of vulnerability as Addie lives through History almost alone with her also growing as a character and also as a heroine.

My most favorite line of the books was:

"Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives, or to find strength in a very long one."

This actually encompasses everything I do love in reading and plus Addie did find a way to leave her mark through History. By making artists she met remembering the idea of her. You see in the book there are descriptions of art and the estimated amount of their worth. I do not know if there will be pictures in the final copies (as I read the ARC0 but if that happened it would be amazing!

The ending gutted me and also offered me a strange satisfaction, as I was not completely happy with it but at the same time satisfied with how the story ended. You will have to read it to understand this bipolar sense I got as I cried over my Kindle and also was left shocked.

Totally recommended! 

About the author:

V.E. Schwab is the name Victoria Schwab publishes her adult books under.

Victoria has stated that books published under V.E. Schwab are adult releases and those under Victoria Schwab are YA.

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.

ARC Review: "Hollen the Soulless" (Dokiri Brides #1) by Denali Day

Hollen the Soulless by Denali Day
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

He’ll mark her flesh. She’ll claim his heart.

Always the dutiful daughter, Lady Joselyn is weeks away from marrying a rival lord in order to secure the future of her father’s house. However, she suddenly finds herself in the clutches of an ancient beast she’s only ever heard of in legends. More terrifying than that is the beast’s master, a wild man who insists Joselyn is his bride by right, and plans to seal his claim in blood.

Wyvern-rider, Hollen, has finally captured the woman of his dreams, though he quickly learns waiting for her was less than half the battle. His new bride wants nothing to do with him and Hollen knows he only has one chance to change her mind. To win her over, he’ll do whatever he must, even if it means keeping secrets.

Their wills pitted against each other, Joselyn will go to any lengths to free herself from this savage and fulfill her marital contract. Her father’s life depends upon it. But even as she plots her escape, Joselyn begins to wonder if one can also be bound by a duty to their own heart.

Author’s Note: This is not a shifter romance. The Dokiri men are savage enough in their manly forms. That being said, this book features subdued sexual content. Enjoy the heat but don’t expect to get singed.

Trigger warning: This novel plays on the trope of abduction. While Dokiri men won’t let anything keep them from the woman they love, even that woman herself, all sexual acts between the hero and heroine are consensual.



I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Hollen the Soulless, is the son of Sven the Collector, whom you can meet and read his story in the prequel novella. What kept my interest, in this case, was the strong and beautiful Jocelyn who tried to escape many times despite her misguided loyalty to her father and also how patient with her Hollen was. I know that the whole "abduct your bride and she will love you" thing his people have is not a way to choose a wife, but I found that Hollen respected her and admired her strength. The adventure was also amazing and also the wyverns! Who needs horses when you have dragons! 

About the author:

When Denali Day was trying to figure out “what to be when she grew up” she noticed all her written stories featured a scene where the beautiful heroine patched up the wounds of a gallant hero. So she decided to become a nurse. Twelve years and two degrees later, she realized all she ever really wanted was to be a writer.

Now she lives in the midwest with her adoring husband, a real life gallant hero, and their two wicked goblins (children). When she isn’t writing she’s reading and when she’s not doing either of those things she’s probably plundering the fridge for something she can smother in whipped cream.

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Dokiri Brides Series (Fantasy Romance)
- Sven the Collector (#0.5)
- Hollen the Soulless (#1)
- Erik the Tempered (#2)

ARC Review: "The Queen" (A Wicked Trilogy #3.7) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Queen by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

The King must have his Queen....

Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**



I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

One of the best endings I could ever imagine for this couple! Caden and Brighton deserved this ending with all the laughs and fear and uncertainty but also the power of knowing that your loved ones will be by your side. I enjoyed seeing Brighton growing as a character and Caden was just perfect. Some other Fae could also get some good lessons from him!

Ok, Tink was hilarious as always and the rest of the cameos offered a good memory from the Wicked series.
I don't feel ready to leave this world just yet. I feel that there's going to be something that will bring us back to New Orleans and these amazing characters! And the ending of this novella series was just sweet! 

About the author:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more.

Release Day Blitz: "Fall for Me" (Going Dutch, #1) by Hazel Harding

Summary from GoodReads

Two weeks of no-strings fun with local stone mason Lex de Vries was a total no-brainer.

Chances of me getting over-attached? Literally zero, because let me put it like this:

Lex may have a body worthy of its own marble statue, but the guy’s going nowhere. He’s stuck in a rut in the city he was born in, while Amsterdam’s been nothing for me but a step up the career ladder.

Anna Marcellino, Global Head of Marketing. I’ve worked years to see my name on that door at our New York office, and I’m counting the days before I catch my flight to the promotion of a lifetime.

Only Lex and I don’t just get physically close. It wasn’t part of the deal, but we get to know each other. And boy, he’s not what I expected.

Yes, the mind-blowing sex is the best I’ve ever had, but it's more than just that. Lex listens. He gets me. And I get him. Our connection runs deep.

Too deep.

There’s just too much I can't give up.


About the author:

Hazel Harding loves writing, love and writing about love. She’s happiest when creating sexy and emotional contemporary romances that bring all the feels. 

Her heroines are confident and determined to live life to its fullest. Her heroes are good guys at heart and just waiting for that special someone in their lives, even if they don’t know it yet.

She’s currently working hard at expanding the Going Dutch series with happy-ever-afters for all her favorite characters.

Hazel lives up the street from a windmill with her husband and a powerful feline overlord. Her favorite things include deep buckets of milky tea, meandering walks through forest shade and losing herself in a spellbinding audiobook.

ARC Review: "Bookish and the Beast" (Once Upon a Con #3) by Ashley Poston

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

In the third book in Ashley Poston's Once Upon a Con series, Beauty and the Beast is retold in the beloved Starfield universe.

Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck—on her college application essays, in her small town, and on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she’s stuck in her grief over her mother’s death. Her only solace was her late mother’s library of rare Starfield novels, but even that disappeared when they sold it to pay off hospital bills.

On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as he can remember—with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he's forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him: Small Town USA. At least there’s a library in the house. Too bad he doesn’t read.

When Rosie and Vance’s paths collide and a rare book is accidentally destroyed, Rosie finds herself working to repay the debt. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to the Vance Reigns, Rosie has discovered something about Vance: he’s a jerk, and she can’t stand him. The feeling is mutual.

But as Vance and Rosie begrudgingly get to know each other, their careful masks come off—and they may just find that there’s more risk in shutting each other out than in opening their hearts.



I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 

Ashley Poston returns to her wonderful world of geeks, fans and lovers o sci-fi in this third installment of her "Once Upon a Con" series! And it couldn't be better as this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, in a beautiful setting with libraries, cute dogs a spoiled actor and a young girl who is also strong and brave and every bit a contemporary Belle.

Vance is "exiled" to a castle-house by his stepfather as his actions resulted in him being the black sheep in the cinema and tv industry. But when Rosie literally falls into his life, they will both discover that their shared love for the book series they both know and their common hardships can bring them closer and well..." there might be something there that wasn't there before".

This was a very cute book. It was light-hearted and funny with a dose of references to the book series every character in this story knows. Seriously I think that Ashley Poston should write this book series just so I can read it!

I liked the growth of Vance from a spoiled boy to a maturing man. Rosie's influence and her kindness also played a role. And the cameos from the other characters from the other books were also a great touch!

Definitely recommended! 

About the author:
Ashley Poston’s is a part-time author and full-time fangirl. She was born in rural South Carolina, where you can see the stars impossibly well...

Tweet her at @ashposton and read her inner-most rambles at

ARC Review: "Black Sun" (Between Earth and Sky #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.



I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Now this is a book worth adapting to a tv series as it touches a period not known to much with a thread of magic, mystery and vibrant civilizations!

Black Sun takes place in the pre-Columbian city or Tova where political intrigues among the priesthood and the clans may cause a revolution while at the same time a ship begins its trip to Tova where Xiala has a very strange passenger. A blind man, Serapio, whose powers hide a deadly destiny.

I don't want to spoil this, but as someone who did a prehistoric course in uni I have to tell you that Rebecca Roanhorse manages what an archeologist difficulty can. To deliver the realism of this world, with its gold and jewels, cacao and spices, boats and mysticism which still is shrouded in mystery even today.

I would say that Rebecca takes her time to build upon her characters, with their backstories, and how these seemingly unrelated POVs come together in the end in one of the most epic revelation scenes I've read in a while.

I enjoyed Serapio and Xiala; she is strong (reminding me the drunk version of Okoye for a reason) and my heart ached for Serapio, whose destiny is quite the dark one.

You will definitely to read this when it comes out; it's history, fantasy and adventure altogether in a balanced mix with a soft thread of romance in it.
Rebecca Roanhorse delivers an astonishing new series which I hope will astound you all too! 

About the author:

Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes Bestseller and a Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (formerly Campbell) Award for Best New Writer.

Her novels include TRAIL OF LIGHTNING, STORM OF LOCUSTS, STAR WARS: RESISTANCE REBORN, and RACE TO THE SUN. Her upcoming novel BLACK SUN is set to release 10/13/2020.

She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pug. Find more at and on Twitter at @RoanhorseBex..